I asked her, what's your passion
Answered, what's the paper
She sleepin' and they don't want her to wake up
Maybe then she'll realize her own beauty
She is materialistic, she thinks that all she can really get out of a man is material possessions. Talib says “she’s asleep” metaphorically, as she is missing out on her own potential.
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